In a little bit over an hour (3:30 PM ET), Shawn Mendes will be having a Vine Q&A with Twitter Music. Questions will be sent in via Vine and also by using #AskShawn, then tweeting the Vine to Shawn Mendes and Twitter Music. The exact tweet from Twitter Music can be found below!
The Vamps Band has been touring all over the world, along with growing in popularity. In only two years since the band formed, they have flourished and gained a huge fanbase. They are very involved in the fan base. Whether tweeting to fans, taking pictures with fans, or even doing Q&A’s.
Less than 30 minutes ago, The Vamps posted on Twitter that they would be doing a Q&A on Facebook tonight at 8 P.M! and that they would even video message a couple of fans! Make sure you check out their Facebook here, along with their Twitter, YouTube, and their Website. Also, their Tweet can be found below!
The Vamps’ drummer, Tristan Evans, recently sat down with ‘PressParty’ and chatted about working with Demi Lovato, dealing with bullies, meeting 5SOS, and more! Check out their interview with “PP” below and be sure to catch them on a world tour next year. 2015 is set to be a big year for The Vamps!!
You’ve been doing a lot of international travel lately, have you been getting recognised in different places you’ve visited?
I guess so, yeah. It’s so nice to go to another country and to be recognised there past social media. We’re so lucky to have such an amazing fan base and to travel to these places, let alone have fans waiting for us there.
Your new single, ‘Somebody To You’, features Demi Lovato. How did the collaboration come about?
Well, we worked with the same producers as Demi and we were like, ‘oh we really want a feature for this song’, and she was around. Then she recorded her vocals and just thrashed it. She was great. She’s so beautiful – it’s great to have her in the video. She added something different – a different story. We didn’t actually shoot at the same time as her – she shot her parts a week later on the same beach.
It was recently ‘Stop Cyberbullying Week’, have you guys ever had to deal with negativity online? Do you have any advice for fans who might be dealing with cyberbullying?
Yeah, we get hate on Twitter, but you have to ignore it and get over it. You have to do that on Twitter or you just get caught up on negatives. People who are nasty on Twitter don’t have anything better to do in real life, that’s the way they express themselves. In real life they’re probably insecure so you’ve got to bear that in mind. It’s important to just ignore it.
Guitarist James McVey recently revealed that you’ve started work on your second album! How far along are you with the project and how is it shaping up so far?
We’re always constantly writing and producing together, and we’re like a team the way we’re doing it. We probably have… yeah, we definitely have. We’re just experimenting. It’s probably going to be a little bit different! We’re just having fun at the moment, but then we’ll go into the studio and get other producers involved, which is going to be great.
You recently performed for 80,000 at the Capital FM Summertime Ball, which took place at Wembley Stadium. How was that?
That was a dream come true. Wembley Stadium… It was actually the most fun I’ve had on stage… the energy and you look down at the crowd and it’s just overwhelming seeing 80,000 people looking up at you. Very weird!
We hung out with 5 Seconds Of Summer a little bit. It was great to finally meet them, they’re really cool guys and we’ve been checking them out for a while now; they’re absolutely killing it. It was great to meet them. We hung out with Little Mix for a bit, and Austin Mahone ‘cause we’re going on tour with him in the summer. Austin’s really, really cool. He’s just a cool dude, we’re really looking forward to touring with him in August.
When you tour the U.S. in support of Austin Mahone, you’ll also be on the road with Fifth Harmony. Have you had the pleasure of meeting the girls yet and are you looking forward to touring America?
No, this will be the first time (touring in the USA). It’ll be like a big road trip. The girls are lovely – we met them at the RDMAs and they’re so nice. We spoke to Lauren (Jauregui) a lot on the day, we got on really well. They’re really nice girls.
We’re looking foward to just walking off the bus and breathing in the fresh air, being able to say you’ve toured America a little bit. Hanging out with Fifth Harmony and Austin Mahone, playing the shows. We’re so excited about it.
Do you think people still have the impression of you being a boyband?
I think the image is changing… real fans know that we’re all very hands on and we’re all heavily involved in the music and what we do. Anyone that says we’re a manufactured boyband… I don’t think they really know what’s going on.
So, @TheVampsCrewUK wants to know If you could support anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
Um, god… hmm. The Beatles. Obviously the classics, like ‘Let It Be’ and stuff. James is a big Beatles fan.
@CurlyBrvdley asked what’s the best and worst thing about being in the spotlight?
Best thing is… hmm. You can express your creativity and it gets out there and people know what you’re doing. The worst? People don’t see the work you put in – they just see the finished music video on TV and assume it’s all just super fun, which it is, but it’s also a lot of hard work.
We had another fan question from @BeanMcVey, who wants to know if you weren’t in the Vamps, what would you be doing?
I’d try to be a professional producer. I produced some of our stuff and try to get involved as much as possible!
@TroylersNugget wondered what the best part of working with Demi Lovato was?
The way she portrays herself and her attitude towards music is so lovely, she’s just such a nice person. It’s really just a breath of fresh air to work with someone who’s really grounded.
What are you listening to at the moment?
At the moment… Dan and Shay… and Florida Georgia Line. James is really getting me into country music. All of those, they’re awesome.
You’re heading out on a full UK Tour later this autumn, are you excited for it?
We’ve got our UK tour in September… super excited. We’ve got a lot of surprises for our fans. It’s going to be so good and so fun. It’ll be the first time we’ve had a stage where it’s our stage and just our crowd. It’ll be so much fun.
With the recent release of Demi Lovato’s newest single “Really Don’t Care” hitting the airwaves, Buzzfeed decided to sit Demi down and ask her what she really cares or really doesn’t care about. Demi is asked about many topics including her thoughts on global warming, drinking plenty of water, One Direction, and even twerking!
Check out Demi’s big decisions here!: http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/demi-lovato-really-dont-care?bftw=main&s=mobile
ABC Family’s Q&A with Rex Lee
Young & Hungry
Moderator How was your character, Elliot Park, originally described to you?
Rex David Holden [Executive Producer and Series Writer] was on the phone with me and he explained a little bit of the back story for the character, which had to do with other members of his family, who we have not met in the series at all. He explained how my character grew up with all these brothers and what happened to them and how that influenced his style of moving into the realm of Josh Kaminski [played by Jonathan Sadowski]. My character, Elliot, likes to be in control. I’m not going to say he’s controlling; I’m not going to say he’s a control freak, but he likes to rule the roost.
Moderator Was there anything that you added to him that wasn’t originally scripted for you?
Rex I think any time that you’re called upon to perform a role, you bring things about yourself to the role that aren’t necessarily there in the writing. So I can’t say that I deliberately made this character like myself.
Sometimes when I go out in the world and people recognize me from work I’ve done, they’re always a little bit surprised that I look and sound like the characters I’ve played. I sort of have to say, “But I’m me and I look like me, and I don’t usually alter my voice to play characters, although maybe in the future I will.” But up until now, I’ve pretty much just used my voice, so I always look and sound like the characters I play. The characters end up being similar to me in a way that I might not have intended in the beginning.
Moderator Could you describe the relationship between your character Elliot and Gabi [played by Emily Osment]?
Rex Their relationship is definitely evolving. The thing about Elliot is he is not a monster, he has a heart. Therefore, the fact that his perspective of Gabi is that she doesn’t always have it together, I think that he often has compassion for her. I certainly think that Elliot is a person who thinks that as long as you can take his guff, he’s going to give you his guff. Any time that she’s feeling good, he’s probably going to be razzing her a little bit.
Moderator Will we see your character dating on Young & Hungry like we did with your character on Suburgatory?
Rex Yes! I will admit that my character has not had a love interest in any of the episodes we’ve filmed so far, but I’m certainly hopeful that in the future Elliot will have a love interest. I’m really hopeful about that for sure.
Moderator What’s it like working with Emily Osment?
Rex It’s great! I might have been living under a rock because I had never seen an episode of Hannah Montana even though I’ve heard of the show, so I didn’t really know who Emily was. When they told me she was the lead of the show, I had to look her up and find pictures and figure out what work she’d done [laughs]. It turned out that I had seen part of a film she’d done called Dadnapped. She played the daughter of the mystery writer, so I had seen part of that.
As we got to working, I thought this young woman is someone I can learn a lot from. She’s just such a pro at such a young age, and I have to say that she really surprises me all the time. Sometimes I’ll be watching a scene that’s populated by other actors and I’ll think that actor really missed a joke there, and I’ll say to myself “how would I have delivered that line?” Every time I’m watching Emily at her work, she’s always doing and saying things in a way that’s completely surprising to me and is really delightful as a surprise. I never really worry about her, even though I’m constantly thinking “it’s really not how I would have delivered that line at all.” I’ll also think that she delivered it in a better way than I ever would. I just think she’s amazing and I have so much to learn!
Moderator Are there any character traits that you share with Elliot?
Rex I don’t like to admit this at all, because I think it’s a character flaw of mine, but I think to the extent that Elliot goes out into the world and has judgments about other people, I can relate to that. I’m not proud of it, but I can relate to that. I think that Elliot certainly has a desire for the world around him to be orderly and clean, everything right in its place, and I am like that. The hilarious thing as I’m looking around my place right now and if I just have order in things, I would be lost; I’m a slob that wishes everything around me was neat!
- Young & Hungry Official Site: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/young-hungry
- About Rex Lee and his character Elliot Park: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/young-hungry/cast/elliot-park
ABC Family’s Q&A with Miguel Pinzon
Moderator Who would you say is the funniest out of the whole cast?
Miguel It’s an equal tossup between both Jennie [Garth] and Tori [Spelling] because their comedy styles are so different. Tori has this really fantastic, bubbly, bright quality and Jennie’s is sardonic and dry. I think you can’t have comedy without those two sides. I think it’s an equal tie between both of the girls.
Moderator How would you describe your comedy?
Miguel My comedy is absurd [laughs]! My character, Nick, is new to Los Angeles and he’s just so bright and so determined, he will do anything. I those qualities put him in some pretty crazy circumstances. There’s physical comedy in there, we’re going undercover in a lot of episodes. There’s actually gags where it’s costume related. Out of all the characters, Nick has a little bit more room to play within that absurd world of physical comedy and craziness.
Moderator How would you are alike with your character?
Miguel We’re both new to Los Angeles and we’re both sort of outsiders in this world, in the sense that he plays a super fan to the two girls and cannot believe that his life is what it is. He’s working alongside his idols. And like myself, I cannot believe I have a job, that I’m serious actor. It’s mind blowing to me, it’s my first rodeo and I’m over the moon. I think were both on that same emotional journey, like “Oh my gosh, I cannot believe my dreams are coming true!” Those moments when you’re geeking out just seeing it all happen, and then there’s moments when you’re there and you’re in it and it’s fantastic.
Moderator What’s it like filming in front of a live studio audience?
Miguel Oh, it’s heaven! We could not do the show without the live studio audience. We rehearse Monday through Friday. There’s always what we as the cast think is funny, but then when the audience gets there, the energy is so important. It’s so fantastic to see what they dictate, because they totally dictate what we’ll spend time on and what we won’t spend time on. For example, if a joke that we thought was funny the whole week doesn’t really fly in front of the audience, we’re like “forget it lets try something new.” They’re so vital to have that mirror as to what they like in the show and their energy drives us so much. The amount of energy that you feel from the audience is amazing. It’s fantastic performing it in front of a live audience.
Moderator What attracted you to portray your character?
Miguel Nick was originally written with the last name Doyle, so I like to give props to the writers for honoring my Latino blood memory and changing his last name to Diaz. I’d say he’s around him around 21. He just moved to L.A. from Ohio, so he’s like a kid with that gleam in his eye to get to Los Angeles and be amongst all the action. He is by far, the number one Mystery Girls fan.
As you know, within the show, the girls play former 90s television stars who had a show in the 90s called Mystery Girls and he discovered the show in his youth. It’s one of those life-changing shows for him. He’s obsessed, he knows every single episode. He feels like he’s lived it through with them. So once he moves to L.A. through absurd circumstances, his crosses paths with theirs, and he becomes their assistant in the office. That is the moment where his dreams come true.
He’s an Aries. He’s determined, he’s not really afraid to say what is exactly on his mind. He’s not the world’s best assistant, but he knows when he has to work and when he doesn’t have to work. He’s just obsessed with being next to these two girls every day and he always wants to get in the middle of the action because they’re always solving these crimes, but his job is to stay behind in the office. Nick always finds a way to leave the office and join in on the action. He’s total fun. He’s also slightly crazy [laughs]. The things he does blow my mind.
Moderator How has the fan support online helped you? Do you like to interact with them?
Miguel Absolutely! First of all, I am so thankful to everyone at ABC Family who explained what Twitter was to me, because it was so confusing at first. They gave me a book, pretty much like Twitter for Dummies [laughs]. I’ve become super obsessed. Anytime I have a slight amusing idea, I’m like, “I’ve got to put it on Twitter.” Everyone who has been tweeting at me about the show, people who have come up for the live taping and afterwards and have had really positive things to say, have been such a treat. I totally look forward to premiere night, I’m going to be live tweeting during the East Coast premiere. I think it’ll be really fun to actually have that direct line of communication with people watching the show and get to share the little things that you can’t tell when you’re watching the show.
Moderator What’s it like to work with Tori [Spelling] and Jennie [Garth]?
Miguel It’s like a dream come true! First of all, I watched 90210. Donna Martin and Kelly Taylor are very specific people to me. Donna Martin at prom, the stalkers they had, all those things, I went through the emotional toll with them [laughs]. So to actually have these two actresses, who have such iconic characters and then to meet them in a very real way and to see beyond those characters, has been an absolute delight.
As you know, both the girls are Executive Producers on the show and they are doing crazy double duty. I can barely remember my lines and there they are remembering their lines and overseeing the entire show. It’s insane! It’s been a great learning lesson and a boot camp in how to make a three camera half hour comedy work. The girls have been super—I mean they’re mothers and they have that in them and they have totally extended that energy to me and have taken care of me in the sense of like, “oh, Miguel, you’re probably going to get a laugh here, so you should learn how to pause so they can do that in post.” Or, “you’re standing in someone’s shadow, just move over slightly left.” They have totally been looking out for me and it’s just a dream to see two people who know what they’re doing firsthand make it work. I’m just taking notes!
Moderator Were you nervous to meet them?
Miguel Totally! When I had my first audition with the producers, one of which was Tori, she was in the room and I was preparing myself; “Alright, Tori’s probably going to be in the room, you know you’d better be ready to see her.” Then when I went in to the room I was startled. I started to do my audition and it’s an audition no-no to do your scene to anyone besides the reader in the room. I totally blacked out and played it with Tori, which the audition scene was supposed to be, but she was just there to watch, not at all to act alongside with me. She was absolutely gracious and was like, “hey, you should probably read it with the reader.” I was like, “oh my gosh, you’re totally right!” She allowed the space to laugh and allowed me to laugh about it and for me to do it again, so I definitely had nerves in that room when I first met her.
They’re both so approachable and easy and silly. In these sorts of situations when someone just takes the time to crack a joke or make light of things, it definitely makes it easier to work. But we’re definitely here to have fun as well.
Moderator How do you get into character?
Miguel One of our directors, Michael Lembeck, was so gracious to point out to me that Nick is living his dream. He’s absolutely feeling all these emotions. It’s always in his body. That’s one thing that I always like to remember, so any time we’re reading a script and whatever scenario that it is, I try to remember that this is a dream come true for this kid because he just moved and he’s working alongside his idols.
I always try to remember that bright-eyed, enthusiastic spirit that he has, and the complete joy to be able to be living his dream, day in and day out and not allow him to become jaded in any way. He’s in disbelief that it’s all happening, so that totally helps with this character, in the sense that he cannot sit still and the cameraman who told me, “wow, you move around a lot.” That has been the most helpful and consistent item with portraying Nick, to keep that joy and energy alive in everything that he does.
Moderator Which Mystery Girl character would you say you relate to the most to, Charlie [Jennie Garth] or Holly [Tori Spelling]?
Miguel I would have to say Holly, and purely in the sense that she’s very trusting and believes people at their word and that’s very much me. If you tell me something that seems absurd, I will believe you. I definitely have that component of Holly, where there’s a slight innocence, you take everyone at their word, and you would totally invite them into your house. That’s totally an invitation to anyone who wants to come over for dinner. I will absolutely open the door to you [laughs].
But then Holly loves to have a really good time and sometimes does not care about the consequences. Sometimes when I want to make something fun happen, I don’t really worry about what will happen afterwards and just make it happen! I think I’m like Holly in those two traits.
Moderator What’s it like to be part of the ABC Family family?
Miguel It’s been awesome! The network has been so amazing from the get go and it’s so nice to be able to join their original programming, at least within half hour comedy because they have Baby Daddy and have Melissa and Joey. To be amongst this relatively new direction that they have for half-hour comedy is so fun and they’re so encouraging with everything that we do.
It’s insane to see the amount of fans that Pretty Little Liars has, that all these other ABC Family shows have. It’s not bad company to be around [laughs]!
Moderator What are some of your talents outside of acting?
Miguel I do a really good Louis Armstrong impression, which no one ever really has the need for, but I think it’s a total strength of mine [laughs]. I still ride horses sometimes, which is something I used to do as a kid. I’m a good cook; I’m a really good cook. It’s something my mom and I would do all the time, so it’s something I love to do.
Moderator Are you excited to watch your comedy hour partner, Young and Hungry,since you’re a cook?
Miguel I am! I want to actually see them describe some of the food they’re making, it all sounds delicious. When there’s food on any set, people usually don’t tend to eat it, I’m all about eating it. I feel like the prop food on Young and Hungry must be top-notch!
Moderator What is your favorite part about filming Mystery Girls?
Miguel It’s a wild level of campiness almost! The allowance that we have for physical comedy, to be in disguises. That allows us so much to do, and so much to play. I’ve never seen a female duo detective comedy. You had Cagney and Lacey, but that wasn’t really a comedy. You have female duos in other scenarios, but to have them in this sort of mystery world, it’s so fun with these endlessly changing circumstances. We’ve got to solve this crime, but the crimes we solve are just so silly and absurd, but we play it for the truth of it and that’s one of my favorite parts; the allowance to just go in all these fun, delicious, crazy directions.
Don’t forget to tune-in to ABC Family for the series premiere of Mystery Girls next Wednesday, June 25 at 8:30/7:30c!
- Mystery Girls Official Site: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/mystery-girls
- About Miguel Pinzon and his character Nick Diaz: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/mystery-girls/cast/nick-diaz
- Hashtag: #MysteryGirls
- Handle: @MysteryGirls
The premiere of Disney Channel’s ‘Zapped’ is right around the corner! Now’s your chance to asked Zendaya Coleman and Spencer Boldman your burning questions!
@Family_Channel tweets, “@Zendaya & @SpencerBoldman will be answering fan Qs during the PREMIERE of #Zapped! Tweet your Qs with #FAMAskZapped”
Be sure to send in your questions for the stars asap! Are you excited for ‘Zapped’ to premiere on June 27th? Don’t forget to check your local listings as this is a show you won’t want to miss!
Heads up Little Mix fans! Little Mix will be taking over Radio Disney tomorrow (Tuesday) playing some of their favorite songs, being interviewed, and best of all answering your burning questions!
Be sure to send in your questions for the band by tweeting Radio Disney with the hashtag #RDAskLittleMix to have the girls answer!
Lucy Hale took time out of her busy schedule to chat with the Radio Disney reporters about her ideal road trip. The idea of the question came from the title of her very soon to be released album “Road Between.” Check out what Lucy says her ideal road trip destination would be in the clip below! Where do you enjoy taking road trips to?